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Outflows of capital from China
David Wall / OECD Development Centre 1997
While the world has been mesmerised by China’s emergence as a major player in international trade, now being one of the world’s top ten traders, and also as an absorber of international capital (second only to the United Sta...
The Policy Challenges of Globalisation and Regionalisation
C. Oman / OECD Development Centre 1999
Globalisation and regionalisation tend to be mutually reinforcing. Policies must ensure that this outcome prevails, for non-OECD and OECD countries alike. Globalisation can weaken social cohesion and States’ economic policy auton...
What Institutional Framework for the Informal Sector ?
C. Morrisson / OECD Development Centre 1995
Many micro-enterprises are known to the authorities, in particular because they pay taxes. Intermediate-revenue countries impose certain standards to protect consumers.Wages regulations are only rarely respected. The creation and deve...
Employment Creation and Development Strategy
D. Turnham / OECD Development Centre 1993
Developing countries will account for almost all the increase in the world's labour force over the next 25 years; most countries, especially in Africa, will experience very rapid labour force growth. Labour-intensive development ...
Towards Sustainable Development in Rural Africa
D. Turnham / OECD Development Centre 1999
A growing recognition of the need to delimit the role of the government, to promote the market framework, and to rely on the private sector as the engine of growth, offers the prospect of a new beginning in rural development in Africa...
Managing the environment in developing countries
D. O'Connor; D. Turnham / OECD Development Centre 1992
Environmental policy should be inspired by the recognition that the environment is everyone’s business; all social actors must be involved in environmental management. Policies that implicitly subsidize a wasteful and environment...
Biotechnology and sustainable crop production in Zimbabwe
John J. Woodend / OECD Development Centre 1995
This case study of Zimbabwe has examined developments in biotechnology against the background of a well-developed national agricultural research, plant breeding and seeds system. It has then assessed the constraints to biotechnology r...
Considerations of wildlife resources and land use in Chad
J.O. Keith; D.C.H. Plowes / Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID 1997
Planning and education are needed on options for numbers of animals. land use in Chad to ensure that development considers the proper use, maintenance, and enhancement of its remaining natural resources, and especially the needs of fi...
Indicators on Forest Biological Diversity
Convention on Biological Diversity 1996
Drawing on previous research on biodiversity assessment and experience with criteria of forest quality, this paper suggests some principles for developing forest biodiversity indicators. It is important to place biodiversity assessmen...
Traditional forest-related knowledge and the Convention on Biological Diversity
Convention on Biological Diversity 1996
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The interface between access and benefit-sharing and biotrade in Namibia: exploring potential areas of synergy
K.K. Suleman / South African Institute of International Affairs 2017
Legal uncertainty and administrative and regularity burdens are serious impediments to sustainable and responsible biodiversity-based economic activities. With the entry into force of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic R...
Making governance work for water-energy-food nexus approaches
Andrew Scott / Climate and Development Knowledge Network 2017
This new working paper by Andrew Scott of ODI explores the effectiveness of governing for the “water-energy-food nexus” of issues. The author looks at approaches that understand the links between sectors, recognise these in ...
Integrated marine and coastal management in the western Indian Ocean: towards a sustainable oceans economy
R. Chevallier / South African Institute of International Affairs 2017
The Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region has valuable and diverse coastal and marine resources, but much of its natural capital is either threatened or declining. The WIO encompasses rich diverse tropical and subtropical areas al...
Innovative risk finance solutions – Insights for geothermal power development in Kenya and Ethiopia
Paula Rolffs; J. Richardson; A. Amin / Climate and Development Knowledge Network 2017
Geothermal development is on the rise in many regions of the world. However, the high costs of field development, coupled with the high risks associated with resource exploration and drilling, still pose a significant barrier to ...
Sustainable development and the water–energy–food nexus: A perspective on livelihoods
E.M. Biggs; E. Bruce; B. Boruff / Science Direct 2015
The water–energy–food nexus is being promoted as a conceptual tool for achieving sustainable development. Frameworks for implementing nexus thinking, however, have failed to explicitly or adequately incorporate sustainable&n...
The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A new approach in support of food security and sustainable agriculture
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2014
This FAO note gives a brief introduction to the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus conceptual framework as a useful way to describe and address the complex and interrelated nature of our global resource systems. It puts forward WEF as a co...
Water and Climate Blue Book
World Water Council 2016
Llaunched by the Morroccan government at COP22 in Marrakech, the blue book aims to raise international awareness on the vulnerability of water in the context of climate change and the urgency of action. It also speaks in favor of merg...
Report on the nationally determined contributions survey conducted by the Nairobi Framework Partnership in 2016
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 2017
Countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean urgently need financial support to green their power sectors and thereby implement their national climate action plans under the Paris Climate Change Agreement. ...
Utilising Electricity Access for Poverty Reduction - Full report
Practical Action [Intermediate Technology Development Group] 2015
The productive use of electricity can support sustained poverty reduction by enabling the creation and improvement of income generating activities. However, in order to realise these positive impacts, the level of electricity access m...
Energy: the missing link in globalization
I. Øverland / Science Direct 2016
Energy resources are transported long distances and create powerful interlinkages between countries. Energy thus contributes to the globalization of the world, but has received little attention in the globalization literature. This ar...
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United Nations World Water Assessment Programme
Hosted and led by UNESCO, the United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) coordinates the work of 31 UN-Water members and partners in the World Water Development Report (WWDR).
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
The Convention was opened for signature on 5 June 1992 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (the Rio "Earth Summit"). It remained open for signature until 4 June 1993, by which time it had received 168 signatures. The Convention entered into force on 29 December 1993, which was 90 days after the 30th ratification. The first session of the Conference of the Parties was...
Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR)
ASSAR’s overarching research objective is to use insights from multiple-scale, interdisciplinary work to improve the understanding of the barriers, enablers and limits to effective, sustained and widespread adaptation out to the 2030s. Working in a coordinated manner across seven countries in India, East Africa, West Africa and Southern Africa, ASSAR’s research is case study base...
China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED)
The main tasks of CCICED are exchanging and disseminating international successful experience in the field of environment and development; studying key environment and development issues of China; providing forward-looking, strategic and early warning policy recommendations to State leaders and decision makers of all levels in China, facilitating the implementation of sustainable development st...
The Geographical Journal
The Geographical Journal has been the academic journal of the Royal Geographical Society, under the terms of the Royal Charter, since 1893. It publishes original research papers and review articles, all of which are refereed. Editorial policy is not influenced by the views of the sponsors. The papers range across the entire subject of Geography, with particular reference to public debates, poli...
SaciWATERs / The South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies
SaciWATERs, the South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies, is a policy research institute based in Hyderabad, India. From its inception in 2001, it has focused on critical issues related to water resources management in south Asia. A key endeavour at SaciWATERs has been to enhance the dominant water resources management paradigm in the region with...
Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network
Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network aims to drive knowledge sharing and problem solving by collaborative action in the water sector. It lends itself to arsenic mitigation efforts of provincial governments and civil society groups by aiding them in developing appropriate solution and response to drinking water quality problems of their respective geographies. The mandate of this network is brin...
Nature Communications
Nature Communications is an open access journal that publishes high-quality research from all areas of the natural sciences, biology, physics, chemistry, earth sciences.
Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA)
Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA) is a collaborative effort to assess climate change indicators, impacts, and adaptive capacity of the Hawaiian archipelago and the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI). PIRCA engages federal, state, and local government agencies, non-government organizations, academia, businesses, and community groups to inform and prioritize their activi...
Journal of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (JICZM)
The JICZM - Journal of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (RGCI – Revista de Gestão Costeira Integrada) is a peer-reviewed international journal that publishes articles dealing with all the subjects related to coastal management, namely focused on coastal oceanography (physical, geological, chemical, biological), engineering, economy, sedimentology, sociology, ecology, history, polluti...
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